3Digest: February 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (400/1000 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Palit GeForce 7800 GT, 256MB, PCI-E card.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU, 400/400/450 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 20
- Vertex pipelines: 7
- Texture processors: 20
- ROPs: 16
- 256MB DDR3 SGRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips. 500 (1000) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 8000 megapixels/sec and 8000 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $410-430, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This relatively new accelerator from NVIDIA supports all the innovations, including Shader Model 3.0. PCI-Express x16 interface.
2.0ns fetch indicates the actual 500 (1000) MHz memory clock.
You can read more on GeForce 7 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs
On February 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 81.98 WHQL (updated) for Windows XP.